Monday, July 29, 2013
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Biffy Clyro
The Scottish band Biffy Clyro have had a lot of success in England. But with their latest CD Opposites and the single Black Chandelier, they are starting to make progress in the US. Biffy Clyro are from Kilmarnock, Scotland and were formed in 1995 as Skrewfish. Lead singer and guitarist Simon Neil was 15 years old at the time and formed the band with twin brothers Ben Johnston (drums) and James Johnston (bass). They moved to Glasgow in 1997 and played gigs while attending college. They choose to not reveal the meaning of the name Biffy Clyro but it may be the name of a soccer player. But they also make up origins just to confuse people. The band released a couple of singles independently and signed with Beggars Banquet in 2000. They released three CDs on Beggars Banquet and Neil also released a 2005 CD as Marmaduke Duke. They signed with the Warner Bros. label 14th Floor in 2006. They are on Roadrunner Records in the US. They recorded the 2006 album Puzzle in Vancouver with Canadian producer Garth Richardson and they have worked with him ever since. Richardson is the son of legendary Guess Who producer Jack Richardson. The single Saturday Superhouse was their biggest hit in England to date. The success continued with the 2009 CD Only Revolutions. It was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and reached #3 on the British Album chart. Black Chandelier was the first single from their latest CD Opposites. Opposites was their first number one CD in England and Black Chandelier even got some radio play in the US. So Biffy Clyro is making progress. They are currently on tour in Europe. Check them out if you aren't familiar with them. Here's the video for Black Chandelier by Biffy Clyro.